Title: Vintage Ourika Rug
Size: 1.96×1.32m / 6’5″x4’4″
Material: Wool and fabric pile, cotton multi-colour warp (braided at one end) and wool wefts.
Colours and Design: A charmingly quirky pattern! Geometric 5 medallion centrepiece (off-centre!) on a beige backdrop flanked with zig-zag pattern against brown background. Interestingly the patterned parts of the rug are in bright shades of fabric.
Condition/Age: Full pile. 10-30 years old.
These Moroccan Rugs are from the Ourika Valley in the High Atlas Mountains.
The Ourika Rugs are handknotted from wool with brightly coloured fabric embellishments. The structure of the rugs are interesting: the knots are large and there are multiple weft threads in between each row of knots.
Berber Rugs are light wearing; ideal for Bedroom and Sitting Room locations. Not suitable for hard wear areas. Consider using an Underlay for use on hard floors (i.e. wood, tiles, etc).
The Oriental Rug Merchant, 11 High Street, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN1 1UL, UK